Invest 97-L not expected to impact Louisiana

A cluster of storms in the Atlantic that’s about 700 miles southwest of Cabo Verde still remains highly disorganized as it moves west at 17 mph. This is Invest 97-L that the National Hurricane Center has put at 20% to 30% chances for possible development over the next two and three to five days, respectively.The latest analysis shows there’s a bit of wind shear at about 10,000 feet, along with a plume of Saharan dust where the storm is just moving west along its southern extent. The ocean temperatures are also slightly cooler than typically found this time of the year in that location. All of these factors are contributing to making further development less favorable at this time.However, if the storm activity is to organize and strengthen, our best suite of storm tracks still put the storm just north of the Leeward Islands and the Bahamas, making the likelihood of tracking into the Gulf small.Taking all of this into account, there is a nearly 0% chance that this system could have any impact on Southeast Louisiana at all.Even though we’re not anticipating development or impacts, we will continue to track each update with this system here online and on air with WDSU.

A cluster of storms in the Atlantic that’s about 700 miles southwest of Cabo Verde still remains highly disorganized as it moves west at 17 mph.

This is Invest 97-L that the National Hurricane Center has put at 20% to 30% chances for possible development over the next two and three to five days, respectively.

The latest analysis shows there’s a bit of wind shear at about 10,000 feet, along with a plume of Saharan dust where the storm is just moving west along its southern extent. The ocean temperatures are also slightly cooler than typically found this time of the year in that location. All of these factors are contributing to making further development less favorable at this time.

However, if the storm activity is to organize and strengthen, our best suite of storm tracks still put the storm just north of the Leeward Islands and the Bahamas, making the likelihood of tracking into the Gulf small.

Taking all of this into account, there is a nearly 0% chance that this system could have any impact on Southeast Louisiana at all.

Even though we’re not anticipating development or impacts, we will continue to track each update with this system here online and on air with WDSU.

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